RunawayTrain Productions garners Regional Emmy

As reported by The Brian Allmer Media Network:

http://brianallmerradionetwork.wordpress.com/

Western Dairy Association’s (WDA) board of directors, dairy farm families and staff members met with Smart Slice Pizza partners on July 19 to celebrate a five-year, farm-to-fork partnership that resulted in the creation of a “smart”, fresh, healthy, low-fat pizza offering that can be delivered hot to schools.

Celebrating Smart Slice Pizza Partnership

The collaboration began with St. Vrain Valley School District’s request for a healthier pizza made with low-fat commodity cheese meeting USDA’s strict standards. Dairy farm families through WDA and Dairy Management Inc. teamed up with Domino’s Pizza and Leprino Foods to formulate, pilot test and roll out a new pizza that is delivered fresh and hot to schools; uses low-fat commodity cheese; is cost, labor and energy efficient; supports local business; AND would be eaten by pizza’s toughest critics – school kids.

“The partnership’s project not only won the approval of USDA and St. Vrain School District’s food service team, it won the taste buds of students. The program is now rolling out via Domino’s new national program,” says Cindy Haren, WDA’s chief executive officer.

To make the project even more successful, WDA’s film and educational materials which were developed to educate food service, school and community leaders, and parents won the region’s top news broadcast award, a Heartland Emmy Award.

The specifics of the award:

Informational/Instructional Feature/Segment
“Pizza Day – A Win-Win For Everybody”

Takeda Entertainment, Inc., Denver

Scott Takeda, Director/Writer

Daniel Dvorak, Director of Photography

Brock Sherman, Art Director

Tami Anderson, Senior Producer

Erin Johnson, Creative Director

Visit Western Dairy Association and see the video:

http://westerndairyassociation.org/schools/pizza-at-school/

RunawayTrain Productions creates 3-D production suite

Due to the increased demand for 3-D content, RunawayTrain Productions in Denver, Colorado has set up a dedicated a 3-D post production environment, enabling real time convergence adjustment with active monitoring.

Fresh off a Regional Emmy Award for Art Direction and a special effects Best of Show in the 48 Hour Film Project, Creative Director Brock Sherman sees 3-D as RunawayTrain’s next big growth area. “We’ve had some early success and it seems to be gaining momentum” says Sherman.

RunawayTrain Productions’ first foray into 3-D post production began by crudely converging stereo video streams using common DVE positioning. Sherman recalls: “We understood the basic techniques needed to create stereomedia but the tools were pretty primitive back then, and a lot of it was trial and error, so honestly, we guessed a lot. The biggest drawback was not being able to see the adjustments in a real time environment.”

After contracting to produce 3-D content for AJA Video Systems and several other clients, RunawayTrain decided a commitment to better hardware and software was necessary. Sherman continues: “Today’s software tools make the process so much more precise and the availability and reduction in price of 3-D monitoring really allows us to fine tune the convergence point for the best effects.”

RunawayTrain purchased Cineform Neo 3D, Dashwood 3d Toolbox, and a Panasonic VIERA® monitor with active glasses allowing the designer, producer, and clients to participate in the process. “We’ve found 3-D is very subjective based on content, proximity to the screen, and individual tolerance, so we see more eyes in the post production process as a good thing”.

Film Festival Finalist

48 Hour Film Festival

48 Hour Film Festival

“Game Over” the sci-fi entry by Brock Sherman, creative director at RunawayTrain Productions, in Denver, Colorado and Scott Takeda of Takeda Entertainment, Inc. has made the finals for the 2010 48 hour Film Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Here are the Best Films of Albuquerque 2010

“Game Over” by: Game One Productions:

genre: Sci Fi

“The Adventures of Roscoe and Buster” by: Walkie Talkies

genre: Adventure Serial

“Chamber No. 6” by: LindeleMedia

genre: Film Noir

“Drop Dead Gorgeous” by: No Strings

genre: Silent Film

“Engaged” by: 48 High Offical Unit Raptors

genre: Sci Fi

“The Farm” by: HeatStroke Productions

genre: Thriller/Suspense

“Jane Backer” by Bogwood Films

genre: Film de Femme

“L’americano” by: Ultimatum Pictures

genre: Foreign

“The Marvelous Misadventures of Maximillian Gunn and Jewel Cassidey” by: Fire Born Films

genre: Adventure Serial

“MonoType” by: Pancho Segway

genre: Time Travel/Doppelganger

“Pool Shark” by: The In-Famous El Guapos

genre: Thriller

“The Space Adventures of Little Hispanic Boy and Ginger” by: L.A.M.E. Productions

genre: Adventure Serial

Check back to see the results or check

http://www.48hourfilm.com/